Then & Now

The Keep – Then & Now

This image of the Kenilworth Castle’s Keep was provided to KHAS from the collection of the late Reg Palmer. It shows the Keep some time in the late 1980s or early 1990s, and again in the summer of 2018. According to the English Heritage history of the Castle, “Henry I (reigned 1100–35) granted land from… Read More The Keep – Then & Now

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Events

Photo Gallery – July Members Only Visit to the Castle

On Monday the 8th of July, a group of KHAS members enjoyed a wonderful members-only evening visit to Kenilworth Castle. KHAS chairman Jan Cooper gave us a fascinating talk on the subject “In the Footsteps of Elizabeth I”. Jan’s talk covered the Elizabeth’s various visits to the Castle, culminating, of course, in Robert Dudley, Earl… Read More Photo Gallery – July Members Only Visit to the Castle

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The Sally Port – Then & Now

This Then & Now comparison pairs a 1960s ‘then’ colour image of what is possibly the castle’s Sally Port with a 2018 ‘now’ equivalent. The images have both been taken with a zoom lens from Echo Meadow to capture the stretch of the castle’s curtain wall between Leicester’s Building and Mortimer’s Tower from the outside.… Read More The Sally Port – Then & Now

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The Fairy Bridge – Then & Now

This Then & Now comparison shows what is variously referred to on old postcards as either the ‘rustic bridge’ or ‘fairy bridge’, which once connected Mortimer’s Tower to the outer bailey. This allowed visitors inside the castle to cross outwards to visit Mortimer’s Tower at a time when it was otherwise inaccessible from either inside… Read More The Fairy Bridge – Then & Now

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Leicester’s Stable Interior – Then & Now

This Then & Now comparison shows Lord Leicester’s Stables, Kenilworth Castle, when it first became used as a cafe for visitors. Later renovations and alterations have since removed extra beams and props and made subtle alterations to the brick and stonework, which make an exact ‘now’ match more troublesome than it might first appear. Hence,… Read More Leicester’s Stable Interior – Then & Now

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3D Model of Kenilworth Castle – Leicester’s Stables

As we reported recently, for a number of years a KHAS member has been researching and creating a virtual 3D model of Kenilworth Castle as it might have been in 1645. Here is another preview of his model, this time a video time focusing on Leicester’s Stables:   This recreation is based on archaeological survey reports, English Heritage… Read More 3D Model of Kenilworth Castle – Leicester’s Stables

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